Sharon Furner's interest in art informs many aspects of her life. She has published more than 20 decorative art books, taught decorative painting for 15 years in her store, The Gingerbread Haus, and taught at national workshops and conventions. Sharon has also studied with Swiss, Austrian, and Norwegian folk artists, who each left their influence on her work. Bright colors with simple patterns are visual candy of which Sharon never tires, applying them to a large variety of decorative motifs, wall-size murals, and one-of-a-kind art furniture.